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Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

Check out this video from our friends over at Cooph, for some creative photo ideas using coffee!

 

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

1. Grain textures

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

  • Use your best blends
  • Grind if necessary
  • Arrange as desired
  • Build piles
  • Use natural light
  • Stack cups
  • Mirror reflection

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

2. Smoke

  • Light some incense and let the smoke rise above a spoonful of coffee beans.
  • Make a still life with a cup of coffee and use the incense to make the coffee look steaming.

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

3. Splish Splash

  • Fill a cup of coffee to the brim.
  • Shape a projectile and have someone drop it in to create a splash.

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

4. Still life

  • Collect some props such as newspapers, books and cups.
  • Repurpose your coffee bag and use it as a DIY reflector to throw window light back onto your subject.

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

5. Fluidity

  • Load your coffee machine, and capture it filling your cup.
  • Set up a positioning ring to keep the focal distance.

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

6. Contrasts

  • Unload your beans on a light surface and shape them into straight lines using book edges or similar. Use a cup of coffee as an anchor point and to shoot contrast.
  • Elevate your cup to separate it from the surface to make it look like it is floating.

Stunning Photo Ideas Using Coffee

7. Raw Materials

  • Play with surfaces like stone or wood, and place a coffee pot onto it and shoot from above.
  • Use chopped wood for the fire and sprinkle coffee beans to add atmosphere. Then add your cup of coffee and take pictures.

 

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Caz Nowaczyk
Caz Nowaczyk

– the dPS Managing Editor, lives in Wollongong, Australia and has worked as a photographer, filmmaker, and designer in her business, Exposure Arts and Media, for 15 years. Her background extends to Digital Content Management, and Editorial Design. In her spare time, she composes music as Dreamgirl and the Motorist. Since the age of 12, she knew she would be a photographer – the other stuff came as a surprise!